On Election Day, you must vote in your precinct! If you try to vote at the wrong polling place, your vote will not count. Every election, we have to change the location of some of our polling places. Click on the Find My Precinct button to find your correct precinct and voting location, as well as information on polling places that have changed.
Polling places are open from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. on Election Day. If you are in line at 7 p.m., you will be allowed to vote, but if you arrive at the polling place after 7 p.m., you will not be allowed to vote.
WHAT TO BRING TO THE POLLING PLACE
To avoid delays at the polling place, please bring one or two forms of identification that include your signature and photo. Without proper identification, you may still vote a provisional ballot, which will later be evaluated by a canvassing board for eligibility. Any of the following forms of photo identification are acceptable:
- Florida Driver License
- Florida ID Card issued by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
- U.S. Passport
- Debit or Credit Card
- Military ID
- Student ID
- Retirement Center ID
- Neighborhood Association ID
- Public Assistance ID
- Veteran Health ID (issued by VA)
- Concealed Weapon License (issued pursuant to s. 790.06)
- Government Employee ID
If your photo ID does not include your signature, you will be asked to provide another ID that has your signature.
We suggest that you bring your sample ballot with you to the polling place, marked with notes on how you plan to vote. That way, you can take time to consider your voting decisions before you get to the polling place, and we can keep the lines down for voters.
If you received a Vote By Mail ballot but have decided to vote in person instead, your Vote By Mail ballot will be canceled.
WHEN YOU ARRIVE AT THE POLLS
- Check in with your valid and current photo and signature ID.
- Receive your paper ballot and proceed to a privacy booth.
- Using the black pen provided, completely fill in the oval next to each of your selections.
- Review your ballot. If you wish to make changes, request another ballot.
- If you have any questions, ask a poll worker before you insert the ballot in the scanner. Once a ballot has been accepted, it cannot be retrieved. If you are satisfied with your selections:
- Take your ballot to the optical scanner in the secrecy folder provided.
- Insert your ballot into the optical scan feeder.
- The scanner will record your votes and place your ballot into the locked ballot box.
- The scanner will alert you if your ballot appears blank or if it detects too many votes.
- You will have the option to either submit the ballot as is or make changes.
- You are not required to vote in every race or for every issue on the ballot; therefore the scanner will not alert you of instances in which you did not vote.
If you need assistance at any time during the voting process, ask a poll worker for assistance. They are trained to guide you through the process and answer your questions.